‘the Mum or dad Lure’ Actor Elaine Hendrix Says Meredith Is Not the Villain

  • Elaine Hendrix, who performed Meredith Blake in “The Mum or dad Lure” posted a TikTok about her character.
  • It went viral and TikTokers are rethinking whether or not Meredith was the villain she was portrayed as.
  • Persons are additionally posting homages to the character’s “iconic” type.

Actor Elaine Hendrix has gone viral with a TikTok video rethinking the film “The Mum or dad Lure” to commemorate the twenty fourth anniversary of its launch. Hendrix, who performs villain Meredith Blake within the film, has impressed individuals to query whether or not her character was actually as unhealthy as she appeared.

“The Mum or dad Lure,” which was launched in 1998, sees Lindsay Lohan enjoying 11-year-old similar twins Annie and Hallie, who had been separated at beginning and every raised by one in all their mother and father, assembly for the primary time at a summer season camp after which plotting to get their mother and father to reconcile.

Hendrix performed Meredith Blake, a glamorous girl engaged to the twins’ father, a winery proprietor known as Nick. Meredith is portrayed because the “villain” of the story who stands in the best way of the household being reunited, even saying she needs to “ship these brats off to Switzerland” after the marriage.

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Lindsay Lohan performed twins within the 1998 film.

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On July 29, precisely 24 years after the film premiered, Hendrix posted a TikTok video referencing her character. It confirmed Hendrix opening a bottle of wine whereas “Straightforward On Me” by Adele performed within the background. On-screen captions started, “He is a ten however,” referencing a widespread meme the place individuals level out perceived shortcomings that make a possible romantic companion unappealing.

“He is a ten however he had twins he secretly separated at beginning when he broke up with their mom and did not inform you about it till the twins found one another at camp and swapped locations to try to get their mother and father again collectively,” the textual content learn.

It went on to explain occasions depicted within the film from Meredith’s perspective, together with the “pranks” Annie and Hallie performed on her throughout a tenting journey comparable to placing a lizard on her head and pushing her air mattress within the lake whereas she slept.

Hendrix’s video has obtained 1.6 million likes and 6.7 million views, making it one of the widespread she’s ever posted.

A number of feedback underneath the video had been accompanied by the hashtag #justiceformeredithblake, with one particular person writing, “She was a profitable girl who fell for a scorching wine dad who lied about his household and was nonetheless in love together with his ex.”

Different feedback learn, “Poor Meredith. You are able to do higher,” and “Rising up is realizing Meredith Blake was a sufferer of circumstance not a villain.”

Posts arguing “Meredith Blake was not the villain” have circulated prior to now, together with a TikTok video posted by E! Information in July 2021 which exhibits Hendrix in character explaining why Meredith was unfairly maligned. 

Meredith’s style type within the film has additionally garnered reward on the platform, with creators calling her outfits “iconic.”


Hendrix has practically 700,000 followers on her TikTok account and has made different movies referencing “The Mum or dad Lure” earlier than, with feedback underneath a number of movies telling her that they “beloved” her position within the film.

Hendrix additionally appeared within the 1997 film “Romy and Michelle’s Excessive Faculty Reunion,” and extra not too long ago performed a Carrington on Netflix’s “Dynasty” alongside Elizabeth Gillies.

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